Weekend Preview: 26th August 2022

It is Bank Holiday weekend which means a bumper weekend on sports for many of our local sides, including a local derby.

Beverley Town FC return to the field after a weekend without a game. Town lost agonisingly 3-2 last time out at home to Rossington Main. It was Dave Ricardo’s first loss since returning as the manager. Due to injuries and absentees, Ricardo is expected to name a young side for the trip to Shirebrook Town tomorrow. Our reporter Tom Cavanagh spoke to Dave Ricardo ahead of the game.

North Ferriby will hope to recover from last week’s disappointing defeat in the FA Cup. The Villagers were beaten 4-1 by Heaton Stannington. This weekend Ferriby enter another cup competition, with a journey across the M62 to face FC St Helens. The Villagers have had a positive start to the season and will hope last week was just a blip. North Ferriby have kindly provided a pre-match preview.

It is a return to the MKM Stadium for Hull City, following a poor 5-2 defeat to West Bromwich Albion. The Tigers welcome Coventry City who are currently at the foot of the Championship table. Due to a variety of issues, the Sky Blues are only two league games into the season compared to almost every other team which have played in five. Tigers manager, Shota Arveladze, can welcome back Ryan Longman and Tyler Smith from injury. Follow the link for a preview of the game.

Saturday sees another fixture on the road for Beverley ARLFC. The Blue and Golds were heavily beaten in difficult circumstances on Wednesday by Crosfields, 52-6. The opponents tomorrow are Dewsbury Celtic. Earlier in the season, Beverley managed to pick up a rare win against Celtic and will hope to do so again. Nick Robinson previews the fixture.

It is a derby day in the cricket on Saturday! Beverley Town CC host Driffield Town CC, both teams come into this game on the back of a close defeat. Beverley ran Clifton Alliance close but a slow run rate prevented Town from gaining a vital win. Driffield were on the wrong end of a top-of-the-table classic. York CC won the game in the final over to make the top of the table even tighter. Beverley play on Monday away at Harrogate. Driffield are hosting Clifton Alliance on Monday.

Hull City Ladies have their first home game of the season at their new ground. The Tigresses moved to the Easy Buy Stadium in Barton following the conclusion of last season. Last weekend was a tough test and saw new manager Chris Hames’ side beaten by Leeds 1-0. Norton & Stockton Ancients Ladies are this weekend’s opponents.

We have some Humber Premier League games to keep an eye on. Hall Road Rangers make the trip to Pocklington Town after Rangers won their season opener. Cherry Burton play away against East Riding Rangers. Last weekend’s team of the week, Great Driffield AFC are in Division One action at Holme Rovers.

Hull FC were beaten last night by Salford Red Devils, 28-18. This ends the Black and Whites playoff hopes. Despite leading at half-time Hull let the game slip as the hosts. There were some small positives for FC to take including a debut for promising prop forward Will Gardiner. The Black and Whites have a short turnaround when they host already relegated Toulouse on Sunday afternoon. Brad Fash will not be available for the remainder of the season following a two-game suspension.

Hull KR did not fare any better than their cross-city counterparts. An 18-6 loss to Wakefield Trinity also ends any slim hopes that the Robins had of making the playoffs. A lack of urgency and guile in attack proved to be an issue as KR only scored an Albert Vete converted try in the first half whilst, remaining pointless in the second half. Rovers face Wigan at the Sewell Group Craven Park on Monday. Mikey Lewis is unavailable for the remainder of the season after failing an HIA. Jimmy Keinhorst has a one-match ban, and Jez Litten has a two-match ban which ends his season prematurely.

Simon Bromwich